BB heist: Submission of probe report now Apr 1

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28 February, 2018 16:12 PM

BB heist: Submission of probe report now Apr 1

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The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka on Wednesday has fixed a new date for submission of the probe report in a case filed over the theft of Bangladesh Bank's reserve to April 1.

Magistrate AKM Main Uddin Siddiqui of the CMM Court has passed the order as the CID authorities could not submit the report on the scheduled date today.

In February 2016, the hackers stole a total $101m from Bangladesh's account at the New York Fed.

Of the amount, according to the report, $81m was transferred to four accounts at Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) in Manila and another $20 million to a bank in Sri Lanka.

Later, on March 15, last year, a case has been filed with the Motijheel Police Station in the capital over the hacking incident.

The case has been filed under Section 4 of the Money Laundering Prevention Act, 2012, for laundering the money, Section 54 of Information Communication and Technology for hacking, and Section 379 of Penal Code for theft without mentioning any official or any bank’s links to the crime.